Of The Virtual Monster Called Social Media

In today’s time social media is inescapable. If you tell someone that you are not a user of this medium there are high chances that you’ll be looked at as someone who is odd. It is not just a matter of choice anymore to have a presence on these platforms as now they’re the first…

Recipe: Shakarkand And Kala Chana Kebab

I like cooking but I am not someone who goes an extra mile to make a fancy meal. My idea of cooking involves ingredients easily available at home, which do not require me to rush to the local vegetable vendor or grocer, and dishes that can be prepared within an hour at max. Today I…

Recipe: Al Yakhni aka Bottle Gourd In Spiced Curd

Bottle gourd or lauki/doodhi is a vegetable I just cannot fathom eating. It is like the sworn mortal enemy I have when it comes to vegetables. So, imagine my luck when a few days back the only vegetable that I could find in the refrigerator was that. It was time to get creative and messages…

The Halwai Culture Of Bikaner

There is something very alluring about life in a smaller town, to which I have always been attracted to. Being accustomed to life in India’s maximum city, it is borderline essential to step off the gas at times. Alighting the overnight train from Delhi at Bikaner, I couldn’t help but take a deep breath and…

AnnaMaya – A Revolution In The Food Industry?

The way India eats is changing with more and more chefs returning back to the roots and promoting regional cuisine and the concept of farm to table. The audience is clearly warming up to these concepts and as mentioned in one of my previous articles, eating local will never go out of trend. At the…

Narendra Bhawan: Meditating One Plate At A Time

In my last post I gave you an insight and a virtual sneak peak into the world of Narendra Bhawan, and in this post I want to take you through a very unique journey and the real reason for which I was at the luxurious property – food meditations. Narendra Bhawan brings back the grandeur…

Narendra Bhawan: The Saga Of Contemporary Royalty

Unabashedly, unapologetically luxurious and grand, Narendra Bhawan brings back the grandeur of pre-Independence royal families and imagines how the prince would have lived. Many years ago, a friend of mine had stated how the scale of luxury and grandeur is often directly proportional to how elaborate and intricate the flooring of a place is. It…

Punjab Series: The Journey Has Begun

Amritsar’s town hall was no more like I remembered it. The cluttered lanes had given way to a spacious arcade with a uniform architecture with open brick walls which were new, but transported you to a time bygone. Standing at the centre of the town hall with The Golden Temple on one side and Jallianwala…